IPIC’s Annual Conference is the most important IP conference in Canada. It is an opportunity for members of the IP community to learn about exciting developments in IP and to earn annual CPD and CLE credits. Join us virtually this year and be part of an incredible conference!
NOTE: ALL PROGRAM SESSIONS ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
|14:00-17:30||OPTIONAL WORKSHOP | Drafting Patent and Trademark License Grant Clauses
OPTIONAL WORKSHOP | Cross-examination Skills
|08:40-09:40||KEYNOTE SPEAKER | The Honourable Marshall Rothstein C.C., KC|
|10:00-11:00||PLENARY | Debate: Be it Resolved that Trade Secrets are More Powerful than Copyright or Patents in Protecting Digital Technology|
|11:00-12:00||PLENARY | What I Wish I Knew When I Was a Practitioner - Views from the Bench|
|12:15-13:45||IP ROUNDTABLES AND LUNCH|
|14:00-15:00||BREAKOUT | Utility in Patent Law: Is It Still a Thing?
BREAKOUT | IP Protection and Enforcement in the Metaverse
|15:00-16:00||BREAKOUT | Major U.S. Supreme Court Patent Decisions
BREAKOUT | Major U.S. Supreme Court Trademark and Copyright Decisions
|16:00-17:00||WOMEN IN IP NETWORKING GROUP (WING) RECEPTION|
|19:00-22:00||TRIVIA NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF THE IPIC FOUNDATION|
|08:30-09:00||PLENARY | CIPO Update|
|09:00-10:00||PLENARY | College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents: Continuing to Build the Regulator|
|10:15-11:15||BREAKOUT | Natural Selection and the Origin of the Species Patent: Are Selection Patents Evolving or Dying Out?
BREAKOUT | In-house Perspectives on IP Protection and Enforcement
|11:15-12:15||BREAKOUT | Patent Office Practice Update
BREAKOUT | Trademarks Office Practice Update
|12:30-13:45||IP ROUNDTABLES AND LUNCH|
|14:00-15:00||PLENARY | Breaking Down the Year's Most Important IP Court Decisions|
|15:00-16:00||PLENARY | The Impact of UNDRIP on Canada’s Intellectual Property Law|
|16:00||END OF PROGRAMMING|
This program is eligible for Substantive Hours and contains Professionalism Hours or Ethics Hours where applicable.
|PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS
|Law Society of Ontario
||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6||
PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5**
|Law Society of British Columbia||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
|Law Society of Saskatchewan||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
|Law Society of Alberta||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
|Law Society of Manitoba||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to):6||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
|Barreau du Québec||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 9.5||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: N/A|
|Law Society of New Brunswick||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: N/A|
|New York State CLE Board||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 7||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4|
|California State Bar||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
*Professionalism | Ethics Hours
**Includes up to 1 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Professionalism Hours.
Accreditation of this program in other jurisdictions will be considered if interest is expressed. Please contact Kim Arial at email@example.com.
IPIC offers a special discount* of $100 for the following categories.
Discounts cannot be combined, only one discount code is applicable per registration.
In-house corporate practitioner – Coupon Code: CORPORATE
Practitioner in small practice – Coupon Code: SMALLPRACT
Eligible to individuals with two (2) or fewer registered agents or lawyers in their firm.
Young practitioner – Coupon Code: YOUNGPRACT
Eligible to individuals who are 35 years or younger who do not have their registration fees paid or reimbursed (fully or partially) by their firm/company.
Full-time academic – Coupon Code: ACADEMIC
Financial aid may be available to attend the conference. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income.
A cancellation fee of $50 (plus applicable tax) will apply to cancellations received in writing on or before September 14, 2021.
Refunds will not be issued after this date, but substitutions will be permitted.